Israel Folau says he has no ill will towards his critics, who have “every right” to express their own beliefs and opinions.
Folau’s new fundraiser has raised more than $1.7 million, putting him more than halfway to his goal to build a multi-million war chest to fund his unfair dismissal case.
The appeal hosted by the Australian Christian Lobby has now amassed more than Folau’s successful GoFundMe campaign raised in four days, before the fundraising website shut it down on Monday.
I’m not surprised.
Folau’s social media post was stupid, but the reaction has been excessive. Even his poor wife has been hounded for daring to support her husband.